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Medieval Country Escape With Panoramic Views - Cleopatra (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/4)



Updated: 05-Sep-2016
Apartments in Spello, Perugia, Umbria - Casa Spello

Over 500 years old, Casa Spello is a newly renovated medieval townhouse located in the historic center of Spello, a hillside village with rich history pre-dating Roman times. The property, nestled within the ancient city walls, boasts one of the most panoramic vistas in all of Spello; on a clear day, you can see the church towers of Assisi, the distant Perugia, Montefalco, Foligno and, of course, the rolling hills covered in olive groves and vineyards which surround Spello. Our large garden/orchard, surrounded by an 1800 year old Roman wall, is an ideal setting for al fresco dining or sipping coffee before the day's adventures. Every unit is elegantly furnished with antique-style and rustic furnishings, and each has a fully equipped kitchen for your cooking pleasure. Some of the units have fireplaces or woodstoves, and all are filled with incredible Italian decorations and fixtures such as handblown glass and handpainted tiles. Units sleep two to six people and can be combined.

Details for holiday apartment Cleopatra (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/4), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Sleeps 2 in double bed and 2 on couch. This unit is as intriguing as its name; it is a ‘monolocale’ - 1 large open space which comprises a bedroom, a living room space – a small kitchenette complete with most amenities – and a small dining room area. The ceiling in the green mosaic tiled bathroom is carved into the rock.

As you enter, there is the large living/dining room combination room, with a table and 4 chairs. On the right is a double bed, which can also be converted to 2 single beds, and an antique armoire.

The bathroom has a shower, and cabinet with mirror above the sink, and a bidet.

The kitchen has a large refrigerator and a stove top (no oven).

Access to the adjacent garden is through a nearby gate.

For larger parties, Mark Anthony and Cleopatra can be joined.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet

About the Owner

My husband Dan and I fell in love with this 500 year old medieval property in Spello, Umbria because of its breathtaking panoramic views. We incorporated modern amenities without disturbing the medieval structure. We are world travelers and fell under the spell of Spello. Nicknamed the 'Jewel of Umbria' Spello sits on a hill top. It is enchanting and boasts some of the best food in Umbria.

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Speaks English, French, German, Italian

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From the Owner

The property is very centrally located within the historic center with easy access to restaurants, self catering, markets and the train station. We give recommendations to our guests who often become our friends. We travel a lot but we always love to go back to Spello, get lost in the maze of alleyways full of flowers and come back to our garden to watch the sunset and enjoy dinner alfresco.

Activity and Interests


The nearest major train station is Foligno, a 10 mins drive away (there is also a local station at Spello, for those who do not wish to rent a car). Rome and Florence airports are just over 2 hours away.


Assisi is nearby, 14km (about 15 mins) away. Siena is about 135 km, about 1-1/2 hours away, and Rome just over 2 hours.

Spoleto, with its Festival, is 34km (about 30 minutes) away. Florence is 175km, about 2 hours, away.

Further Details:

Located in Spello village proper, and very centrally located to restaurants, the main piazza, stores and market.

Spello is unspoiled by tourism, very "authentic." The medieval town is built on Roman ruins, which include a theatre.

Nearby Spoleto hosts a music/arts Festival every summer in late June/early July.


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Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner for availabilities!

All fees are payable in advance (i.e. 30% due within 10 days of reservation; final 70% due 6 weeks prior to arrival). If payments shall be made in currency other than euros, the currency exchange rate shall be determined at the time that each payment is due.

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Updated: 05-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

This area has a lot to offer both to the adventurous and the timid traveler. We enjoy relaxation, going to local concerts, numerous medieval renaissance food and wine festivals which take place several times a year, walking or hiking on Mount Subasio, visiting the nearby villages and eating at local restaurants. Spello is home to the 'Tartufo' truffle mushrooms as well as great Sagrantino Wine and culinary Umbrian cuisine. Walking through Spello's alleyways and smelling the beautiful flowers is a treat in itself!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...


  • Dining Area

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Our apartments each provide Wireless internet connection (you need your laptop to use it). Units are air-conditioned and heated. Linens and cooking utensils are provided. Cable TV is provided. No pets are allowed, but we are kid-friendly! Outside: The large garden is available to all our guests; the grounds are terraced, with a grape arbor, native plants, and olive trees. There is a large deck with table/chairs, and a BBQ grill, as well as a patio area.

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